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Volunteer Tour Guide

National Trust

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The world is a totally different place since Sutton House & Breaker’s Yard shut its door in March last year since the start of the pandemic. We are finally reopening our doors to welcome visitors, but things are little bit different from before.

Our Volunteer Tour Guides will take visitors on a one-way pre-booked tour, managing visitor flow and proactively demonstrating and maintaining Covid secure measures. They will perform vital fire and security responsibilities and oversee the collection.

A vital part of the role will be sensitively limiting the face to face interactions with visitors; this means being friendly, sharing information and engaging stories but reducing conversation to the minimum.

Sam Yee Pun

Further location details may be provided below.

Sutton House and Breaker's Yard, 2 & 4 Homerton High Street, London

E9 6JQ

Nearest Overground stop: Hackney Central (5 minute walk) If you are coming by bus, the nearest bus stops outside The City Academy secondary school. (Stops O and P) We are opposite the school, on the bend of Homerton High street.

One week

Please email helping.suttonhouse@nationaltrust.org.uk

Reading & Writing,Research

Interested in history and a love to share stories, we're looking for someone who is enthusisatic in sharing their passion and love in telling stories of our unique house.

- Meet new people and make new friends - Help increase awareness of heritage and history - Gain experience in museum interpretation - Improve public speaking and presenation skills

Events & Stewarding,Advice, Information & Support,Community Work,General and Helping

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We are committed to providing an inclusive experience where possible and open to making any adjustments we can to fulfil this, although please be aware that, as a historic house, we are unable to install a lift, and therefore unfortunately cannot welcome volunteers who could not walk up the stairs.